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Karat flays UPA over Karnataka poll results

The Centre's policies, particularly with regard to price rise and the crisis in agriculture sector has created resentment among the people who have rejected the Congress.

kolkata Updated: May 26, 2008 16:59 IST

The result of Karnataka Assembly poll was a reflection of the loss of credibility of the Congress party as well as the UPA government's performance at the Centre, CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat said.

"The Centre's policies, particularly with regard to price rise and the crisis in agriculture sector has created resentment among the people who have rejected the Congress," Karat, in kolkata to attend the CPI-M West Bengal state committee meeting, told party organ 'Ganashakti'.

Stating that the BJP had succeeded in weakening the secular forces in Karnataka, Karat said that the saffron party had long been putting efforts to polarise the people on communal lines.

BJP, he said, has reaped the benefits of its opportunistic alliance with JD (S) in the previous government. It's win was a warning to secular political parties who sought to reach an understanding with it for forming the government.

BJP has been able to form the government in a south Indian state on its own after securing 50 per cent seats in the assembly, he added.